As most of you know, Mourinho will be leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season. It’s official. To be honest, I’m not surprised. The last season according to Mou, was a failure and the worst of his career. Don’t worry Papa Mou, it was harder for us to watch, believe me.
Today, president Florentino Perez issued this statement:
“After three years we both agreed this was the correct moment to finish. With Mourinho, we made a big leap competitively and sporting-wise. Today Madrid is where it ought to be. We had not reached that level prior to his arrival, so the balance of his stay here was positive.”
I can remember when he first came to Madrid, I was thrilled beyond belief. Finally we’ll win some titles! I thought. When it was good it was brilliant and when it was bad it was heartbreaking. That’s the story of the last three years, full of joy and sorrow.
But instead of focusing on the fiery dynamic between Mourinho and players this past season or the antics he’s shown against opponents on/off the pitch or during press conferences; how about we focus on all the good things he as a manager has brought the club?
With Mou as our manager, we’ve been dealt many cards. We’ve celebrated on the streets in Madrid, we’ve shed tears and we’ve embraced each other in times of defeat.
These past three years were memorable times for Madrid. Between the years of 2003-2010, Madrid only managed to win three trophies yet in a three-year span with Mourinho, they’ve managed the same results.
We watched Real Madrid beat Barcelona numerous times which brought this club and the supporters closer together.
As Madridistas, we are born to accept everyone that has both entered and exited this club, whether it be a player or a manager. Today is no different. The show must go on!
Jose Mourinho, the special one, you will be missed. Thank you for all that you’ve done for our club in your short time with us in Madrid. Without you, your passion and determination for the game, we’ve surpassed all expectations.
I personally, wish you the best in the future and even though you’re likely heading to Chelsea, I still dream that one day you’ll grace Emirates and lead Arsenal to some silverware (it never hurts to dream, guys!)
Oh and before I forget! Happy 32nd Birthday to Madrid captain, Iker Casillas. Feliz cumplé San Iker!
The irony in today’s events are making me laugh.